Coast Hotels & Resorts Adds First Arizona Property

SEATTLE, Wash.—Coast Hotels & Resorts welcomes its first Arizona property with the acquisition of the former Crowne Plaza Phoenix-Airport. The hotel will be rebranded...

Vantage Hospitality Expands into South Korea

CLEVELAND—Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Van Asia (Korea), Inc., has entered into a master license agreement with Service Legends, Inc.,...

Ista Hotels to Be Rebranded as Hyatt Hotels

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has signed a management agreement with IHHR Hospitality Private Limited (IHHR) for five Ista hotels in...

Iowa Best Western Rebrands as Magnuson Hotel

Magnuson Hotels announced the complete rebranding of the Magnuson Hotel Des Moines Airport. Formerly Best Western Des Moines, the hotel will upgrade its local,...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Launches New Design Lab and Brand Immersion Center

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. unveiled a new two-story creative design lab at its global headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. The Starwood Experience...
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Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
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15 Women Moving Up Hospitality’s Career Ladder

Over the past few years, more and more women seem to be climbing to the top ranks of the hotel industry. This isn’t a coincidence—woman...
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14 Hotel Companies Among 2019 Best Employers for Diversity

Fourteen hotel companies are among this year's Best Employers for Diversity, according to Forbes magazine. The list, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to...
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The Room Key: How To Handle an Angry Guest

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Experts will answer questions on everything from...
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